A luxury hideaway with a unique design, indulgent spa, magical views and facilities for all ages.
A member of the Autograph Collection, which celebrates unique, characterful properties of the highest quality, the recently refreshed Domes of Elounda combines Mediterranean architecture with the opulence of ancient Greece. Its setting is fabulously romantic for honeymooners, yet it’s excellent for families too, with a well thought-out design that keeps facilities separate enough to make sure everyone’s happy. We love The Core, a cool, seasonal urban space and open-air plaza with art galleries, outdoor exhibits, pop-up shops, boutiques, food trucks and a unique entertainment and event offering.
Head through the underground tunnel to the private narrow stretch of natural beach, where there’s a decked walkway lined with olive trees and a quiet zone for those seeking peace and solitude. Dining at Domes is as laid-back or romantic as you choose. Tholos serves buffets while Topos 1910 offers innovative seafood dishes on a decked promontory leading out to sea. Two new restaurants include Yaosai for Japanese-Peruvian fusion cuisine and the sleek venue Blend which specialises in succulent steaks.
The huge suites are individually designe, light and airy and have been recently renovated. All offer an outdoor pool or heated Jacuzzi. Premium Suites Gardenview with Jacuzzi have a heated Jacuzzi on the balcony. For families – and particularly families with older children – the Family Luxury Suites are ideal as they have two en-suite bedrooms for added space and privacy. The Domes family plaza has a family focus, with a large family pool and shaded kids’ pool with cooling fountains. Secluded Domes Luxury Residences have sea views, their own private eco-heated pool with whirlpool and waterfall, and benefits including a villa manager and use of the resort’s chauffeured club car. The newest accommodation options at the resort are the suites and residences at The Core. These beautiful spaces have stone wall exteriors and stunning interiors featuring dark wood and eathy tones. You can choose from the Core Open Plan Suite, Core One Bedroom Residences and Core Two Bedroom Residences which all have views of the surrounding Cretan landscapes. The latter two options both feature a private pool on the terrace.
Haute Living Selection
The ‘Haute Living Selection’, featuring Domes Private Residences, Domes Luxury Residences, Domes Luxury Villas and The Core Residences, offers a new accommodation selection with exclusive club level services. ‘Haute Living Selection’ guests have access to a whole new level of luxury, including a private lounge, exclusive gym facilities, a reserved beach area, afternoon tea and signature canapés from the resort’s executive chef..
In fragrant gardens in the small village of Plaka, approx. 20 minutes from Elounda
Good to know
Minimum stay: 5 nights 17 Apr-31 Oct.
118 suites and villas
• Take a boat to the UNESCO protected island of Spinalonga* • Visit Knossos – the largest Bronze Age archaeological site in Crete* • Book a place on the weekly local wine-tasting evening*.
4 restaurants, 4 bars
For stays booked before 04 April 2022:
For Suite guests: Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Tholos • Set credit at à la carte restaurants (drinks not included).
For Villa, Residence and The Core Residence guests: Half Board Dine Around • Daily American buffet Breakfast (plus à la carte options) at Blend Restaurant • 3-course dinner on an à la carte dine around basis served in any of the a la carte restaurants across Domes of Elounda (some items excluded;pre booking is required); a buffet dinner served in Tholos Restaurant; or a 3-course standing dinner served in ‘The Core’ (drinks not included).
For stays booked on or after April 2022:
For all guests: Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Tholos • Set credit at à la carte restaurants (drinks not included).
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
For suite guests:
Full Board • Buffet breakfast, 3-course set lunch and buffet dinner at Tholos Restaurant (drinks not included).
For Villa and Residence guests:
Full Board • Buffet breakfast at Blend Restaurant • 3-course à la carte lunch and dinner on a dine-around basis in any of the restaurants at Domes of Elounda (selected items excluded) • Alternatively, you can have a buffet dinner at Tholos Restaurant (drinks not included) or a 3-course standing lunch or dinner served in ‘The Core’.
*Denotes local charge